Fireflies by Ben Byrne

By Ben Byrne

A shiny and robust novel set in post-WWII Japan, Fireflies chronicles the lives of 4 interweaving characters navigating the war-torn streets of Tokyo throughout the American occupation.

August 1945. Japan has been defeated within the moment international struggle. the rustic lies in ruins.

Satsuko Takara and her teenage brother, Hiroshi, have misplaced their mom and dad, and every different, through the firestorm that devastated Tokyo 5 months prior to. Hal Lynch, a haunted US reconnaissance photographer, has now turn into a photojournalist in Japan, the place he stumbles upon a surprising tale, hid within the aftermath of conflict, and is decided to convey it to gentle. And Osamu Maruki, a dissolute author, and as soon as Satsuko’s cherished, has back from the South Pacific a damaged and adjusted man.

As those characters’ tales spin out and converge, the war-torn streets of Tokyo come alive during this dazzlingly saw novel. Cinematic, brutal, but attractive, Fireflies powerfully portrays the surprise, the struggles, and the alternatives that come up from the destruction of struggle.

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A Play of Heresy (Joliffe the Player, Book 7) by Margaret Frazer

By Margaret Frazer

From the pages of the nationwide bestselling Dame Frevisse mysteries...

A pageant OF MURDER...

In the early summer season of 1438, Joliffe and his fellow gamers have arrived in Coventry for the theatrical pageant of Corpus Christi Day. hired by way of one of many city's wealthy and strong service provider guilds, they plan to offer of the numerous performs so as to extravagantly depict all of God's tale in a parade of pomp and pageantry.

But while they organize to accomplish the Nativity, Joliffe can be known as directly to play a sensible guy off the degree besides. whilst the service provider grasp Kydwa is going lacking and is presumed lifeless, the crafty Bishop Beaufort calls on Joliffe's talents as a secret agent to discover the mysteries of Coventry's elite. As suspicion falls on his personal partners, Joliffe is drawn into the devilish machinations of a mystery sect of heretics bent on destroying the Church. The avid gamers might be pressured to offer the harrowing of Hell, yet will Joliffe have the ability to resolve a confession of corruption sooner than Coventry's darkish enigmas unharness a medieval bloodbath of the innocents?


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"Brings the interval to lush life... Such richly imagined mysteries come round too rarely." - Roundtable Reviews

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Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

By Susan Elia MacNeal

Susan Elia MacNeal brought the notable Maggie desire in her acclaimed debut, "Mr. Churchill's Secretary." Now Maggie returns to guard Britain's cherished royals opposed to a world plot--one that may switch the process background.
As international warfare II sweeps the continent and England steels itself opposed to German assault, Maggie wish, former secretary to best Minister Winston Churchill, completes her education to develop into a undercover agent for MI-5. lively, strong-willed, and owning one of many sharpest minds in executive for arithmetic and code-breaking, she absolutely expects to be despatched in another country to assemble intelligence for the British entrance. in its place, to her nice unhappiness, she is dispatched to head undercover at Windsor citadel, the place she is going to coach the younger Princess Elizabeth in math. but fortress existence speedy proves extra dangerous--and deadly--than Maggie ever anticipated. The upstairs-downstairs global at Windsor is thrown into disarray through a stunning homicide, which attracts Maggie right into a substantial conspiracy that locations the total royal family members at risk. And as she races to avoid wasting England from a most annoying destiny, Maggie realizes speedy wit is her top protection, and that the smallest clues can resolve the most important secrets and techniques, even inside her circle of relatives.
Praise for "Mr. Churchill's Secretary"
"Delightful could appear a wierd note to explain a singular that occurs opposed to the backdrop of the bombings of London in the course of global struggle II, yet it's applicable for this debut novel. . . . As candy because it is intriguing."--"USA Today"
"A alluring, post-feminist photograph of britain in the course of its best hour."--"The Denver Post"
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"Daring . . . Blends meticulous study at the period, mental perception into Winston Churchill, and the construction of a riveting major personality, Maggie wish, right into a spectacularly crafted novel."--Bookreporter
"A ripping reliable yarn [that] enthralls and satisfies."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch"

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After Before by Jemma Wayne

By Jemma Wayne

A fearless story of betrayal and forgiveness, exploring the private results the Rwandan genocide has had on survivors

That was once the day that Mama made the foundations: in the event that they come, run. Be quiet and run. yet no longer jointly. by no means jointly. If one is located, no less than the opposite survives.

During a chilly, British wintry weather, 3 ladies succeed in concern aspect. Emily, an immigrant survivor of the Rwandan genocide, is present yet now not residing. Vera, a newly Christian Londoner, is striving to dwell an ethical existence, her happiness continuously undermined by way of secrets and techniques from her previous. Lynn, scuffling with with an premature disorder, is fed on through bitterness and resentment of what she hasn't completed and what has been snatched from her. every one ache their very own demons, their lives were torn open via betrayal: by means of folks, by means of themselves, via lifestyles itself. yet as their paths interweave, they start to resolve their beleaguered pasts, and inadvertently swap each one other's futures.

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The Family Mansion by Anthony C. Winkler

By Anthony C. Winkler

The family members Mansion tells the tale of Hartley Fudges, whose own future unfolds opposed to the backdrop of nineteenth-century British tradition, a time while English society was once dependent upon the strictest subordination and stratification of the periods. Hartley's determination emigrate to Jamaica on the age of twenty-three turns out good at the beginning: within the early 1800s Jamaica was once a ways and away the richest and most luxurious of the entire crown colonies. yet for all its tremendous wealth, Jamaica used to be a tricky and inhospitable position for an immigrant.

The complicated saga of Hartley's existence is printed in vibrant scenes that depict the vicissitudes of ninteenth-century English and Jamaican societies. apart from violent slave revolts, beginners needed to live on the nemesis of the white guy within the tropics—namely, yellow fever. With Hartley's perspective as its basic concentration, the narrative transports readers to unique lands, at the same time exploring the brutality of England's slavery-based colonization.

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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

By Sara Gruen

Though he would possibly not communicate of them, the stories nonetheless reside inside of Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old brain. stories of himself as a tender guy, tossed by way of destiny onto a rickety educate that used to be domestic to the Benzini Brothers such a lot fantastic express in the world. stories of a global choked with freaks and clowns, with ask yourself and soreness and anger and fervour; a global with its personal slender, irrational principles, its personal lifestyle, and its personal means of loss of life. the realm of the circus: to Jacob it used to be either salvation and a residing hell.

Jacob used to be there simply because his success had run out—orphaned and penniless, he had no path till he landed in this locomotive "ship of fools." It used to be the early a part of the nice melancholy, and everybody during this third-rate circus was once fortunate to have any activity in any respect. Marlena, the megastar of the equestrian act, was once there simply because she fell in love with the inaccurate guy, a good-looking circus boss with a large suggest streak. And Rosie the elephant used to be there simply because she was once the good grey wish, the hot act that used to be going to be the salvation of the circus; the single challenge used to be, Rosie didn't have an act—in truth, she couldn't even persist with directions. The bond that grew between this not going trio used to be one among love and belief, and finally, it used to be their simply wish for survival.

superb, poignant, and humorous, Water for Elephants is that infrequent novel with a narrative so engrossing, one is reluctant to place it down; with characters so enticing, they proceed to reside lengthy after the final web page has been became; with a global outfitted of ask yourself, an international so genuine, one begins to respire its air.

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Circo Máximo, la ira de Trajano by Santiago Posteguillo

By Santiago Posteguillo

Circo Máximo, de Santiago Posteguillo, que ha escrito otras obras de narrativa histórica como Las Legiones Malditas o los angeles traición de Roma, es los angeles segunda parte de l. a. trilogía de Trajano, que comenzó con Los asesinos del emperador, un relato impactante, descomunal, descrito con un trepidante pulso narrativo destinado a trasla dar al lector a l. a. Roma imperial de los césares. Santiago posteguillo se ha convertido en el autor español de referencia de l. a. novela histórica sobre Roma y el mundo antiguo. Bienvenidos al mundo de Marco Ulpio Trajano. Circo Máximo es l. a. historia de Trajano y su gobierno, guerras y traiciones, lealtades insobornables e historias de amor imposibles. Hay una vestal, un juicio, inocentes acusados, un abogado especial, mensajes cifrados, códigos secretos, batallas campales, fortalezas inexpugnables, asedios sin fin, dos aurigas rivales, el Anfiteatro, los gladiadores y tres carreras de cuadrigas. Hay también un caballo especial, diferente a todos, leyes antiguas olvidadas, sacrificios humanos, amargura y terror, pero también destellos de nobleza y esperanza, como l. a. llama de Vesta, que mientras arde preserva a Roma. Sólo que hay noches en las que los angeles llama del Templo de Vesta tiembla. l. a. rueda de l. a. Fortuna comienza entonces a girar. En esos momentos, todo puede pasar y hasta los angeles vida del propio Trajano, aunque él no lo sepa, corre peligro. Y, esto es lo mejor de todo, ocurrió: hubo un complot para asesinar a Marco Ulpio Trajano

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Tempest at Dawn by James D. Best

By James D. Best

As featured at the Glenn Beck express. Tempest at sunrise is at the Glenn Beck interpreting List.

The usa is near to overall cave in. the army has been diminished to close extinction, financial turmoil saps desire, and anarchy threatens as international powers hover like vultures, wanting to eat the continues to be. In a determined circulation, a number of strong males name a mystery assembly to devise the overthrow of the govt. Fifty-five males got here to Philadelphia in could of 1787 with a congressional constitution to revise the Articles of Confederation. as an alternative they based the most lasting republic in international background. Tempest at sunrise tells their tale

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The Corpse Reader by Antonio Garrido

By Antonio Garrido

After his grandfather dies, avid student and budding forensic investigator Cí tune begrudgingly offers up his reviews to aid his kin. but if one other tragedy moves, he’s compelled to run and likewise deemed a fugitive. Dishonored, he has no selection yet to just accept paintings as a lowly gravedigger, a place that enables him to sharpen his corpse-reading talents. quickly, he can deduce no matter if somebody killed himself—or used to be murdered.
His prowess earns him notoriety, and Cí gets orders to unearth the wrongdoer of a awful sequence of mutilations and deaths on the Imperial courtroom. Cí’s ugly research fast grows advanced due to previous loyalties and the presence of an pleasing, enigmatic girl. yet he continues to be pushed by way of his ardour for truth—especially as soon as the killings threaten to take down the Emperor himself.
Inspired through tune Cí, thought of to be the founder of CSI-style forensic technological know-how, this harrowing novel set in the course of the thirteenth-century Tsong Dynasty attracts readers right into a multilayered, creative plot as traumatic because it is attention-grabbing.
The Corpse Reader obtained the Zaragoza foreign Prize for most sensible old novel released in Spain (Premio Internacional de Novela Histórica Ciudad de Zaragoza). Antonio’s earlier novel, La Escriba, was once released in 2008.

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